Philippine Army, religious group conduct medical-dental mission in Metro Manila

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Philippine Army, religious group conduct medical-dental mission in Metro Manila 

MANILA, Feb. 4 — The Philippine Army and the Passion for Christ Nationwide Ministries (PCNM) are jointly conducting a series of medical and dental mission in Manila and San Juan City starting Saturday.

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Bacoor, Imus: A step closer to cityhood

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Bacoor, Imus: A step closer to cityhood 

MANILA, Feb. 4 — After years of waiting, the municipalities of Bacoor and Imus in Cavite Province are only a step away into their cityhood after the Bicameral Conference Committee approved the legislative proposals for its conversion into a component city.

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House okays bill regulating the practice of geology on 2nd reading

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on House okays bill regulating the practice of geology on 2nd reading 

MANILA, Feb. 4 – The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure regulating the practice of geology to update and upgrade the profession as well as redefine and expand the scope of its practice.

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Solons seek P30,000 tax exemption for taxpayer with disabled dependent

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Solons seek P30,000 tax exemption for taxpayer with disabled dependent 

MANILA, Feb. 4 — Two lawmakers are seeking a P30,000 exemption on the taxable income of a taxpayer with disabled dependents to alleviate the taxpayer's financial hardships.

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Aquino appoints Gordon as member of SBMA board of directors

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Aquino appoints Gordon as member of SBMA board of directors 

MANILA, Feb. 4 – President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed former Zambales Vice Governor Anne Marie C. Gordon as member of the board of directors of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).

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Malacanang supports Recto proposal on proper SALN filing

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Malacanang supports Recto proposal on proper SALN filing 

MANILA, Feb. 4 – Malacanang said it supports the proposal of Senator Ralph Recto who asked the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to conduct a nationwide education campaign to all government offices for proper filing of the new statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).

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AFP acts swiftly on human rights cases

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on AFP acts swiftly on human rights cases 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Feb. 4 –The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) acts with dispatch all reported human rights cases involving military personnel.

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DSWD pushes for legal adoption

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on DSWD pushes for legal adoption 

MANILA, Feb. 4 –Based on DSWD records, there are 216 abandoned children housed at its Reception and Study Center for Children needing parental care. The DSWD added that there may be prospective adoptive families interested to adopt a child but tend to think that the adoption process is tedious and expensive. Hence, they put off adopting a child.

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DSWD needs more volunteer-psychologists for 'Sendong' survivors

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on DSWD needs more volunteer-psychologists for 'Sendong' survivors 

MANILA, Feb. 4–Secretary Dinky Soliman discusses the need for more volunteer-psychologists in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan to conduct stress debriefing sessions to survivors of ‘Sendong’ during the ‘Bulong-Pulungan’ Media Forum held at Sofitel.

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NPDO beefs up security patrols in Navotas schools following hostage incident

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on NPDO beefs up security patrols in Navotas schools following hostage incident 

MANILA, Feb. 5 — Northern Police District Office (NPDO) commander Chief Supt. Antonio Decano has ordered all police station chiefs in Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela to include public schools in their security patrols in the wake of the five-hour hostage drama that occurred at the Navotas Polytechnic College on Feb. 1.

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